Zadok made his first ever loaves of bread yesterday, and boy was this 6 year old proud!
When his bread was all done he said excitedly to Micah and I, "I guess I'm the Breadmaker Guy!"
Zadok's Yummy Homemade Bread
(with the Kitchenaid mixer)
3 cups warm water
1 1/2 Tbs active dry yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup cooking oil
1/3 cup brown sugar or honey
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
4 cups white flour
Pour the warm (about 110 Fahrenheit) water into the mixing bowl and add the yeast. Whisk together by hand, until combined. Next add the salt, oil, sugar, and whole what flour. Mix it all together with the bread paddle.
Next swap out the paddle for the bread hook and add all the flour. Start the mixer on setting #2, and watch as it turns into a ball of dough.
While your ball is forming, go warm the oven to 120 degrees.
Now come back to your ball of dough and check for stickiness. If the dough is still sticking to your fingers, add another 1/4 cup of white flour. Keeping sprinkling in flour until the ball of dough is firm and ready to shape, which will add up to about 3/4 more flour.
Turn off the oven as soon as it is pre-heated!
Now take out your big, ball of dough and round it out on the table. Use a bread knife to cut it in half.
Spray two loaf pans with spray-on-oil, and put one half in each pan.
Put the loaf pans in the oven.
Set the timer for 35 minutes and let bread rise.
As soon as the timer dings, leave the risen bread in the oven, set oven temp to 350 and timer for 30 minutes.
*Wait hungrily as your bread cooks into a delicious, fluffy, loaf of yumminess.